Reporting stories at the intersection of Community, policy and science.
Hannah Hagemann is a 2019 NPR Kroc Fellow. She currently reports for NPR's National Desk.
Hagemann comes to NPR from the Bay Area, where she earned a master's in science journalism from UC Santa Cruz and reported for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. In July, Hagemann was one of the first reporters on the ground covering the mass shooting in Gilroy, California.
When she's not breaking news, Hagemann's investigating issues at the intersection of community, policy and science. She has reported in depth on climate change, environmental justice, fishing issues and PFAS chemicals. Her work has been published in The Monterey County Herald, the EastBay Times and The Mercury News. She's written online for KQED, Mongabay and Eos.
Before beginning a career in journalism, Hagemann worked as a geologist. She sampled and cleaned up industrial pollution across California with drill crews, railroad foremen and high-level regulators. The work brought Hagemann to remote corners of the Mojave and sprawling air force bases, but most often she was investigating contamination in working-class communities across Los Angeles.
In her free time, Hagemann enjoys hiking, skiing, mountain biking and seeing live bluegrass and funk music. She also paints landscapes and writes poetry.